Accommodations & Amenities

Cabins
  • Four cabins with ensuite shower bath
  • Choice of European King or two twin beds
  • All over 200 square feet
  • One suite is wheelchair accessible
Also in Each Cabin
  • TV/Internet
  • Picture windows
  • Brand new touch-screen computer
  • Double sinks in bathroom
Public Area
  • Elevator
  • Piano & large-screen satellite TV in salon
  • Washer/dryer for guest use
  • Exercise room with treadmill, home trainer bicycle, free weights & step
  • WIFI with limited availability
  • Elegant salon, dining room with picture windows
Deck
  • 128 Feet Long
  • Sundeck with retractable canopy
  • Jacuzzi on deck
  • 8 Batavus Weekend bicycles 8 speed gears and hand brakes, bell Adjustable seats/handlebars & front/back shock absorbers Four women’s frame (48″), four men’s frame (53″)

Itineraries

Cruise Nancy to Hochfelden in the Alsace-Lorraine

Sunday
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Cocktail Cruise
Travel: Arrival in Nancy, cruise to Laneuville
Meals: Dinner onboard

In the afternoon, you will be met at the designated meeting point by La Nouvelle Etoile crew. From here, relax as you are chauffeured to the barge, moored in Nancy. A traditional welcome and introduction to the crew awaits you, before a short cocktail cruise to Laneuville and the first of many gourmet dinners aboard.

Monday
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Explore the Birthplace of Art Nouveau
Travel: Launeville to LaGarde
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

A morning cruise offers the perfect opportunity to relax on deck with a cup of coffee or tea, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you to the birthplace of the Art Nouveau movement, Nancy. A riverfront city in northeastern France, Nancy is known for its late Baroque and Art Nouveau landmarks, some dating to its days as the former capital of the Duchy of Lorraine. Your Tour Guide returns you to the barge for an evening of drinks and dinner.

Tuesday
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Discover Artisan Excellence
Travel: LaGarde to Sarrebourg
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

A morning cruise presents the perfect opportunity to relax on deck with a cup of coffee or tea, perhaps while lazing in the hot tub and watching the beautiful scenery slip by. Today's excursions begin with a visit to one of the local Cristalleries where craftsman still blow fine crystal by hand. Then, the exploration of artisan excellence continues in Sarrebourg, where Chapelle des Cordeliers boasts beautiful Marc Chagall windows. Return to the barge for cocktails and canapes. Chef is putting the final touches on tonight's delicious dinner.

Wednesday
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An Incredible Barge Lift!
Travel: Sarrebourg to Lutzelbourg
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

This morning's cruise climbs higher to the crest of the Vosges Mountains. After navigating two tunnels carved into the mountaintop, La Nouvelle Etoile approaches the Arzviller Barge Lift. Constructed in 1969, the Lift was designed for barges to easily cross the Vosges Mountains. Before the Lift, barges had to pass through a series 17 locks, a route that took a full day; now the journey takes just four minutes, and guests on board have a front row ticket to the show. Once moored for the evening, cocktail hour precedes tonight's dinner.

Thursday
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Taste and Tour on the Route de Vin
Travel: Lutzelbourg to Saverne
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

A morning cruise offers the perfect opportunity to laze on deck with a cup of coffee or tea, take a dip in the hot tub, or explore the towpath with a gentle pedal or leisurely stroll. This afternoon, your Tour Guide chauffeurs you along the Route du Vin d’Alsace to a wine tasting at a local vineyard. Swirl, sip, and savor the crisp complexity of some of the best regional wines. Next, a stop at the old fortified town of Obernai reveals the 14th century ramparts that surround the city. Back onboard, Chef presents another gourmet dinner.

Friday
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Stroll Through Strasbourg
Travel: Saverne to Hochfelden
Meals: Breakfast, lunch & dinner

This morning's final cruise is the perfect time to relax on deck, or traverse the towpath by bicycle or on foot. This afternoon's excursion is to the capital city of the Alsace-Lorraine region, Strasbourg, where a beautifully preserved city center beckons with Gothic churches and pedestrian-friendly streets. “Petite France”, the small area between the rivers, is home to some of Strasbourg's most charming and photogenic boulevards. Return to the barge late in the afternoon and freshen up for the farewell gala at the Captain's Dinner tonight.

Saturday
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A Sad Farewell
Travel: Transfer to Strasbourg
Meals: Breakfast onboard

After breakfast, you will be chauffeured back to a designated drop off point in Strasbourg.

Please note: this is a sample itinerary which may be subject to change depending on local conditions

Gourmet Dining

Lunch
  • Vegetable Stack with Balsamico Dressing
  • Filet of Duck with Orange Sauce, Vegetable Bouquet
  • Cheeses: Chaource, Bleu de Causses and Selles sur Cher
  • A Selection of Coffees, Teas and Biscuits
Dinner
  • Homemade Pasta Tartufo with Truffle Sauce
  • Filet of Lamb, Red Wine, Shalot and Garlic Sauce and Pommes Anna
  • Cheeses: Camembert au Calvados, St. Agur and Ossau Iraty
  • Chocolate Mousse, Homemade Stracalatella, Peppermint Ice Cream
  • A Selection of After Dinner Drinks
Wine
  • Julianas ’09 Burgundy, Domaine de Gry Sablon”
  • Sancerre ’03 vin de Loire, Les Tuileres” Michel Redde
  • Chateau Margaux ’02 Bordeaux, “Alter Ego”
  • Chablis 1er Cru ’04 “Dom. Laroche”, Burgundy”Les Fourchaumes”
  • Florimont Riesling Grand cru ’02, Alsace “Jean Maeffelin”
  • Pouilly fuisse ’04 Burgundy, Dom. La Soufrandise “Clos Marie”

Rates & Dates

Accomodation
Value Season
Regular Season
Private Charter (up to 8 guests)-$61,000
Double Cabin (Per Person, Double Occupancy)-$7,975
Single-Occupancy Supplement-$3,987

2018 Dates

Italic Dates = Value Season, Gray Bold Dates = Regular Season, Blue Bold Dates = High Season

Month
Days
August19-25, 26-1
September2-7, 9-15

Additional Details

Included in the rate
  • 6 nights/7 days in a cabin with a private bath
  • all meals – from dinner the first night to breakfast the last morning
  • all wines with lunch & dinner
  • open bar
  • daily escorted excursions and use of onboard bicycles.
Not included in the rate
  • Airfare to and from France
  • transportation to the cruise route (we will assist you with this)
  • cancellation insurance and crew gratuity (suggested minimum amount is 5% of the cruise price)

*All rates are quoted in U.S. Dollars unless otherwise noted.

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